This is a duplicate of a post I wrote for Tapas in the City
Baltimore isn’t known for being a pizza town – whomever you’re talking to will always be quick to remind you that significantly better pizza can be found just a short drive away in New York. Well your friend with ‘superior’ food knowledge is wrong. Baltimore has plenty of great spaces to grab some zaa, you just need to know where to look. While there’s no such thing as bad pizza, there is for sure sub-par pizza.
- Cosima – Located in the Woodberry neighborhood, this historic mill has been around since the 1800s. Earlier this year, Cosima opened in the former Cotton Mill space and began introducing Baltimore to delicious Sicilian specialities. While the menu only contains three different pizzas – it’s the thin crust and char from the wood fire oven that keeps us coming back for more.
- Paulie Gee’s – This Hampden newcomer isn’t exactly a local pizza joint. There are five locations around the country but it has been a welcome addition to Baltimore’s pizza scene. Our favorite pie is the Stinger Bell which is topped with Lemon Slices and Mike’s Hot Honey – while lemon on a pizza may sound a little off putting to some, it is probably the most refreshing pie any of us have ever had. Paulie Gee’s also has a few vegan pizzas in their arsenal to appeal to a wider clientele.
- Well Crafted Pizza – This 1949 Dodge Pick Up truck has been rolling through town since earlier this year selling delicious wood fired pizzas with all local ingredients. These creative pies have been popping up all over the city and we obsessively stalk them on Instagram to see where they will be next. Most of the farms supplying ingredients are located in Maryland and you can truly taste the quality in every bite. The pizzas rotate seasonally and we have loved every single one we have tried.
- Hersh’s – This neighborhood spot in South Baltimore is serving Neapolitan pies fresh out of the wood fired oven, six days a week. The pizza here is thin crust with a great char from the oven and served uncut, just like in Naples. Trust us, the little bit of extra work and knife skills practice is worth it for a bite of this delicious pizza. Most of their ingredients are made in house, so you can taste the freshness in every bite.
- Matthew’s Pizza – No Baltimore list is truly complete without Matthews, the old-school favorite. Since 1943, this Highlandtown spot has been serving deep dish pizza that will make your Grandparents nostalgic for ‘the olden days’. The pizza here has won plenty of awards over the years and it’s easy to see why. Between a hospitable environment and delicious pizza, who wouldn’t be back for more?
Looking for a place to eat? Check out Rachel’s Baltimore Restaurant List.